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LHS GOCAPS student benefits Lebanon Fire Department
A Lebanon High School student has used her GOCAPS project to benefit the Lebanon Fire Department.
Natalie Shumate has provided the LFD with several brightly colored lanyards which convey the message "Check Baby," designed to remind community members that children cannot deal with heat well in parked cars.
"Each year in this country children are mistakenly left inside vehicles and unfortunately, many of these children suffer terrible consequences, even death," Fire Chief Sam Schneider said. "Natalie hopes these lanyards will help ensure no child is left inside a vehicle again."
Schneider said the fire department would be handing out the lanyards with each car seat they install or inspect while supplies last. They will also provide the lanyards for anyone stopping by to request one.
The GOCAPS program is a yearlong learning experience that allows high school juniors and seniors to experience different career options. According to their website, students develop real-world professional skills as they are embedded with partner businesses.
Shumate has partnered with Jim Anthony Farm Bureau Insurance, the Laclede County Health Department, Mercy Lebanon Labor and Delivery, Cox Health, Jordan Valley and the Pregnancy Support Center.